Video Of The Week — Philippines Has 400 More Islands Than Previously Thought!

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On February 10, Ramon Paje, the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines, announced the discovery of 400 "new" islands within the borders of the world's second largest archipelago.

The land masses were discovered by the country's National Mapping and Resource Agency (NAMRIA) using a gadget called the Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar. The officials say the new islands, most of which are located near Mindanao, the second largest and southernmost major island in the Philippines, were previously believed to be one big land mass.

But don't expect to visit the new islands anytime soon. That's because though the sovereign island nation now has a total of 7,500 islands, only 2,000 are inhabited. In fact, most have not even been named!

Resources: businessmirror.com,newsinfo.inquirer.net

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185 Comments
  • AlphaPotato21Monday, April 3, 2017 at 11:46 am
    I need a boat
    • vegantarian
      vegantarianThursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:52 am
      I wanna go there now!!!
      • Yeet1234Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 11:38 am
        Awesome
        • megacharizardx
          megacharizardxMonday, November 21, 2016 at 9:43 am
          The Philippines has so much islands!
          • meow mixThursday, November 3, 2016 at 4:39 pm
            ya it does
            • Who do ya thinkMonday, October 17, 2016 at 8:09 am
              I think the Philippines looks like a camel
              • patty coolFriday, October 14, 2016 at 10:54 am
                cool
                • patty coolFriday, October 14, 2016 at 8:00 am
                  cool
                  • Outside LoverThursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:25 am
                    Nice Story!!!
                    • personWednesday, July 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm
                      how did I never know about this? I need to watch the news more.